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    Programs that help people who have a family history or other risk factors associated with a chronic disease such as heart disease and stroke, cancer and diabetes make lifestyle or other changes that can prevent the disease or limit the initial onset. In addition to health promotion activities that encourage healthy living, prevention also embraces early detection efforts, including screening at-risk populations, as well as strong community-clinical linkages to help ensure that people at high risk of chronic diseases have access to community resources and support to prevent, delay or manage chronic conditions once they occur. Some programs may provide preventive care interventions for people who have a broader array of health concerns.

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    Health & Wellness-BSST Area Agency On AgingThe PrimeTime Health Program focuses on health promotion and disease prevention programs and activities for older adults with an emphasis on exercise, nutrition, chronic conditions, incontinence, mental health, injury prevention, medication management and alcoholism.BradfordAAA - Towanda OfficeB/S/S/T Area Agency On Aging
    Titusville YMCA - Wellness Center - Diabetes Prevention ProgramProvides Diabetes Prevention Program course for those who are in pre-diabetic stages.CrawfordTitusville YMCA - Wellness CenterTitusville YMCA
    YMCA of Greater Erie - Eastside Family Branch - Chronic Disease PreventionThrough our new Healthy Living Center located within the Eastside Family Y, offer classes and programs for those dealing with chronic disease, fall prevention, blood pressure self-monitoring, and Alzheimer’s support. Diabetes Prevention Program – a 10-month evidence-based behavior change program aimed at reducing your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Program led in a small group setting facilitated by a certified coach. As a participant in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you will take 26 classes over the course of a year surrounded by a group of supportive people with common goals who care about your well-being. Participants also receive a 6-month membership to the Y. Blood Pressure Self -Monitoring - One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure. Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring is one part of Y-USA’s suite of evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs. Moving for Better Balance - In the United States, falls related injuries are major public health concerns for individuals over 65 as well as those living with chronic conditions such as heart disease. Moving for Better Balance is a 12-week evidence-based group exercise program, based on the principles of Tai Chi, is led by a qualified instructor and teaches eight movements modified especially for falls prevention. The program works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities. The program works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities. Participation in the program may also result in better mental health, reduced stress, improved memory and cognition, and increased self-esteem. Alzheimer’s Support Flex & Reflect – small group program aims to keep patients and their caregivers socially engaged, cognitively challenged, and physically active. The program incorporates games, art, puzzles, fellowship and activities to increase blood flow to the heart and brain. These activities can preserve memory and slow progress of the disease. ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - Eastside Family BranchYMCA of Greater Erie

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